Honolulu[hän′ə lo̵̅o̅′lo̵̅o̅, hō′nə-]
capital of Hawaii: seaport on the SE coast of Oahu: pop. 372,000
Origin of HonoluluHawaiian literally , sheltered bay
The capital and largest city of Hawaii, on the southern coast of Oahu. It grew in the 1800s as a whaling and sandalwood port and as the seat of the royal government. Today the city is a major tourist center.